Pre-Order Diablo III on PS3, Get a Free Helmet
Blizzard has announced that pre-orders are now open for Diablo III on PlayStation 3. According to Blizzard’s official site, pre-orders from select retailers will earn you an Infernal Helm, which “grants an experience point boost to any character who wears it, accelerating their progression as they rise in power.”
In some territories, specific retailers will also offer additional limited edition bonuses, though none have specifically been revealed.
“We’ve poured blood, sweat, and hellfire into creating an epic Diablo III experience for PlayStation gamers,” said Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime. “In addition to including all the improvements from the PC version over the past year, we’ve made several updates to Diablo III for play on the PS3. We got a ton of positive feedback from players who tried the game at PAX East, and we can’t wait to get it into everyone’s hands later this year.”
Blizzard notes that the PS3 version of Diablo III “has been custom-tailored for PlayStation gamers, with updates to the game’s thrilling boss battles, an all-new user interface featuring an intuitive control system, and a dynamic camera perspective that will make vanquishing evil feel like second nature on the PlayStation. Players can take on the vile denizens of the Burning Hells alone or in a party of up to four via same-screen local cooperative play, online play over the PlayStation Network, or any combination of online or local players.”
Diablo III was originally released for PC in May of last year. Blizzard announced it for PlayStation 3 in February, and also said a PlayStation 4 version will follow.
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